Koeman Always knew it: Memphis Depay 'despega' with the Barça and invites to dream
Published:1/08/2021 - 20:17h
Updated:1/08/2021 - 20:58h
The big exert of Memphis Depay in his first two 'proofs' with the Barça have given him the reason to Koeman, that insisted from his arrival to the Camp Nou in his signing
When Ronald Koeman turned into the trainer of the FC Barcelona asked reinforcements for the team. It arrived, in this moment, Sergiño Dest to reinforce the right side, but the one of Zaandam needed a new forward and asked to Memphis Depay, with the one who already had worked in the selection of Low Countries. The Dutch was in his last year of agreement with the Olympique of Lyon and his value saw reduced, but from the offices of the Camp Nou did not achieve to fulfil with the economic requirements.
A season afterwards, to cost zero, Memphis arrived to the City Condal and has exceeded the expectations. In two friendly parties, the Dutch has been to 100% and has been key so that the Barça was in a good series. It has annotated two so many (one in front of the Girona and another in front of the Stuttgart) and has showed very incisive, participatory and active in the offensive, that has led beside Antoine Griezmann.
In concrete, his goal in front of the German group showed all what can contribute in the game of the culés. Frenkie Of Jong had commanded a long pass and milimétrico to Memphis, the one who tricked to the rival defence and marked a golazo, in all the rule. The ex of the Lyon planted in the frontal, dribbled to the rival defences hammering the balloon to beat to Bredlow with a spectacular volley. Later, it was key for the assistance of Griezmann in the 0-2.
This did not happen unobserved for Koeman, the one who in his back statements to the party aimed that "sure that the people knows to Memphis, has been in the United, the last years in the Lyon and especially has showed to be goleador, has showed it marking to the first. By his game, strength and rapidity gives things to the team", highlighting that "his connection with Antoine is very good and this gives us a lot". After having exchanging positions with regard to the first party, explained that "they are two players that can play in different positions in the attack. We go to have competition", stood out the Dutch trainer.
It is missing a subject for resolving
The true is that, in spite of the good feelings and his big deployment, the Barça has not achieved to resolve a key subject: his registration in LaLiga. The culés, that have exceeded his limit salarial, are forced to become attached to the rule '1 to 4', that establishes that by each 4 euros saved (by sales or discounts), the club only will be able to use one to inscribe to a player. It is the same case that applies for the rest of the signings of the club: Sergio the 'Kun' Agüero, Eric García and Emerson Royal. In addition to Leo Messi, that follows without agreement.